Born in 1972, is a writer and playwright. Her first novel Happy Sally was published in 2004, and her break-through came two years later with the publication of The Faculty of Dreams, her second novel. Her latest novel, Beckomberga – Ode till min familj, was published in 2014. In addition to several, important prizes (see below) she has been shortlisted to the prestigious August Prize four times, latest in 2014 for her novel Beckomberga. Sara Stridsberg lives in Stockholm.



2017 Prix Femina

2016 Selma Lagerlöf Literary Prize

2015 The Aniara Prize

2015 De Nios Vinter Prize

2015 The European Prize of Literature

2015 The Berns Prize

2013 The Dobloug Prize

2011 De Nios Vinter Prize

2010 Tidningen Vi:s Literature Prize

2007 The Nordic Council Literature Prize

2006 Aftonbladets Literature Prize


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Sara Stridsberg receives the Selma Lagerlöf Prize

12 May 2016

Sara Stridsberg is the recipient of the 2016 Selma Lagerlöf Literary Award. The jury cites Stridsberg’s “intense and beautifully crafted storytelling, which celebrates the frailty of life and discerningly vindicates the subjugated and silenced”. ...


Sara Stridsberg awarded “De Nios Pris”

21 May 2015

Congratulations, Sara Stridsberg! Sara Stridsberg has been awarded the prestigious Swedish literary prize "De Nios Pris".   The motivation reads as follows: "...for a work characterized by dreamy lucidity, intense presence and empathy with the less fortunate."   The prize money amounts to 300 000 SEK.